Category Archives: Project report

Season Spotter Major News

Sorry that it’s been so quiet on the blog this summer. We’ve been busy analyzing all the data you have helped produce and we’ve written and published the first Season Spotter paper! In the paper, which was published in the … Continue reading

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Season Spotter Jornada

Sorry for the lack of posts last week. I have been intensely working on all the data you all have generated in Season Spotter and putting together a scientific paper. Thanks so much for helping out to get those fall … Continue reading

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Results from tree outlining

In Season Spotter Image Marking, one of the tasks we ask you to do is to outline individual trees and tell us if they are broadleaf trees or needle-leaf ones. It’s easier to see different trees at different times of … Continue reading

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Spring Challenge more results

Last week I described some initial results from the Spring Challenge. I showed how we used individual classifications to build a dataset for a single site in a a single year. And we discovered that using paired images 7 days … Continue reading

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Spring Challenge first results

Having all the pairs of spring images classified means I can now analyze them! In particular, I’m using these images to get a best estimate for the “start of spring” and the “end of spring”. These are metrics that are … Continue reading

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Season Spotter’s unregistered volunteers

The masterful Brooke Simmons (of Galaxy Zoo fame) kindly shared a script of hers that takes the classifications from a project and groups them based on strings of classifications that appear to have been done by the same person. When … Continue reading

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100,000 classifications!

We have reached 100,000 classifications on Season Spotter! Thank you all! With this milestone, I have had a quick look at how all those classifications got made. About 75% of the classifications have been made in the Questions part of … Continue reading

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Initial results: Cones

Whether or not it’s possible to track cones on trees using the landscape images we have in Season Spotter is one of the questions that I’ve felt least certain about. It’s definitely possible to see cones on trees if you’re … Continue reading

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A first look at Season Spotter results

I’ve been busy these last couple weeks analyzing the 85,000 classifications we have received since Season Spotter began in July. And while we carefully designed the project to provide us with useful scientific data, it’s really exciting to actually see … Continue reading

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First week review

Season Spotter has now been underway for over a week and I’ve been delighted with the response. Thank you for your time and interest! After a few hiccups early on, you should now be having a fairly smooth experience. (Those … Continue reading

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